Martin Sanseverino has been smoothing down the walls of customers across the area for ten years now, but he's a pretty smooth business operator too. He took time out to talk to us about Top Finish Plastering and his thoughts on starring in our latest TV advert:
Why did you choose to run your own business?
I've got a young family and being my own boss brings flexibility, so I can spend more time with them.
How long has Top Finish Plastering been trading?
I have been trading for a decade now and continue to build a great customer base, mainly through word-of-mouth. Keeping customers happy is always key, helping to ensure the work keeps rolling in.
Do you have any tips to share for people who are thinking about starting their own business?
My advice to anyone considering going solo is to make sure they're ready. I spent five years learning my trade from a very experienced plasterer, who taught me every aspect of plastering. You need to be patient too, it takes time to build up regular work, so advertising is a must to get your name out there at the start.
What are your ambitions for the business going into the future?
Both my brothers are currently learning the trade, so it would be great to expand the business with them on board.
How do you feel about appearing in the Vanarama TV advert?
It was a great experience starring in the ad, a bit nerve wracking, but the team were really great and helped me through!